I hope you had a great week. The weather has finally warmed up a bit and the snow has started to melt... again. In these parts, that really means nothing; we just enjoy it while it lasts.
Friday has rolled around again and so has a new Playing in Paradise challenge! This week, the talented Nina is hosting and she has chosen 'embellish a little or a lot' as the theme. You can make anything you like using any supplies you fancy and there is always a fab prize up for grabs. I hope you'll join in!
I thought I would make a little basket for my son to collect all the yummy little eggs the bunny leaves for him on Easter morning. I was going for embellish a lot, but I think I fell a little short. Hubby thinks it is a little too girly :( Oh, well - I love how it turned out regardless, and kiddo is only three - so he is still blissfully unaware that he is supposed to pretend not to like flowers... especially the pink ones.
Since this is going to get some real egg hunting use, I made the handles from grunge paper covered in designer paper to make them a little more durable. The handles pivot, and before attaching the brads, I reinforced the little holes on the basket with eyelets, so hopefully they will hold up.
The entire basket is made from one sheet of DP. There are many tutorials for this type of basket on the web. I changed mine up a bit by scoring five lines at one inch intervals to give it a rounder shape.
Image - Wee stamps by Whimsy stamped with black Stazon on 300g hot pressed watercolour paper and coloured with Distress inks (black soot, tattered rose, walnut stain, pine needles, peacock feathers, victorian velvet, scattered straw, antique linen, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade)
Paper - My Mind's Eye DP, Bazzill card for mat, Tim Holtz grunge paper, painted with a thin coat of white acrylic paint to de-grunge it a bit.
Other - flowers by Pretty Petals, Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge for the image and mat, baker's twine, charm from stash, American Crafts pastel pearl brads, recycled ribbon and fabric.
If you are looking for more inspiration, be sure to pop by the Playing in Paradise challenge to see the beautiful creations the team has made. Then pull out a couple or a heap of embellishments and join in the fun!
Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them and having the chance to visit you too. I have to confess, I am shamefully behind with visiting at the moment (had a yucky sinus infection this week) but am feeling better today and I will catch up with everyone over the weekend.
Have a wonderful Easter! Hugs,